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Fireplacing
Wii - Fireplacing 4-8 screenshot.png
Who wants a fireplace simulator if you can light a warm, realistic fire in your fireplace in real life?
Genre(s): Simulation
Platform(s): Wii
Release: December 17, 2010
Developer(s): Continental Games
Publisher(s): Korner Entertainment

Fireplacing (known as My Fireplace in Europe) is a fireplace simulation game for the Wii. It was developed by Continental Games and published by Korner Entertainment in December 2010 via the WiiWare service.

Why It Should Be Thrown Into a Fireplace

Short version

  1. It's only a screensaver for your Wii of a fireplace. Almost no gameplay whatsoever.

Long version

  1. The entire "game" is nothing more than watching a fireplace lazily burn.
  2. There are only two options for fireplaces, despite the game seemingly indicating there are 6. You choose between a Classic, Romantic, and Christmas fireplace, then choose either automatic or manual fireplace action. The last choice is the only one that matters because the only differences of choosing a particular theme consist of minor clutter around the fireplace.
  3. Sound of logs burning doesn't loop correctly, and is the only sound effect in the entire game.
  4. There is no music whatsoever, making the game even more boring. Because of that, you need another device to play some while watching the screensaver.
  5. The graphics are a bit poor, with bad fire effects which feel too small compared to real life fireplaces. The decorations also look outdated and blurry.
  6. When set to Automatic, the fire will burn on for eternity. Manual mode requires some slight interaction: you press A to load the logs, then press A to light them, then press A and swing the Wii Remote to stoke the fire. You then take a nap and wake up to press A, after which the process repeats.
  7. Logs don't pile on each other, and instead replace the logs that are already present. You also cannot place more logs until the game tells you to.
  8. The game looks like a Little Inferno clone.
  9. It was sold for 500 Wii points or $5 to download, which is so expensive for a game that only acts like a screensaver. To add insult to injury, you can literally find similar fireplace simulator videos for free.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. It's actually a relaxing screensaver to watch, especially for Christmas, even though it's the only feature this game has.

Reception

The game was given a 1 out of 10 by Nintendo Life and a 0 out of 10 by Nintendo Gamer. YouTuber PeanutButterGamer ranked it the 9th worst game published on the Wii.

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